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Going Through Divorce? Sell Your House Fast

Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trying to sell or market your home while going through a divorce can be an exhausting process if not accomplished effectively. The process can take a long time, leaving the divorcing couple sometimes feeling hopeless. Here are a few easy steps to help you sell your home fast.

Your home's appearance should give a good first impression. If there is a lot of direct competition in your neighborhood, it will be very important for the home to look worth the asking price for it. Make sure to take care of any cosmetic and other minor repairs around the home. A thorough cleaning and a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to accomplish this. Presentation when showing the home is also a key factor to selling your home faster. Get rid of clutter and personal items that make the home look messy. Your home should appear nice and staged with some furnishings to give potential buyers a vision of what it would be like to live in your home. 

Depending on how the sale of the home is being handled in your divorce, ideally you want to get the most out of selling your home. Ideally you want to pay off your mortgage and split some proceeds. Consider these questions when deciding the best course for selling your home. How much is the home worth? How much will it cost to hire a real estate agent to list and sell the house? You should consult with an expert who can give you an idea of what your home is worth in the current market and how long you can expect for it to take to sell. This will help both parties make a decision on how to handle selling the property, and both of you will have clear expectations for getting your home sold. You can choose to work with a real estate agent or a we buy houses company to help you determine the course of action that will benefit both parties involved. 

It may be beneficial to a divorcing couple to sell the home to a local buyer or investor in the area. A we buy houses company can often times close on a deal to purchase your home in just a few weeks! This can alleviate a lot of extra stress when you are already dealing with your divorce. It will make it easier for you to both move on and into your new lives.